MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Federal investigators have arrested a 23-year-old South Florida man for soliciting another to commit a violent crime against college deans at both Broward College and Miami-Dade College.
According to the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Salman Rashid for making the threats to Miami-Dade College.READ MORE: SeaWorld Orlando Transfers 4 Manatee Calves To Ohio For Treatment
Rashid had been expelled or suspended from the school.
Miami Dade College released a statement addressing the news.
“Last week, Miami Dade College was notified by the FBI that they had eliminated a threat involving a former student at the Padrón Campus. At this time, the FBI has advised us that there is no additional threat or need for heightened security. We have informed the campus community and used the opportunity to again remind employees and students to always remain alert and vigilant, and if they see or hear something, to say something.”
The FBI began to watch Rashid following several threatening Facebook posts and conversations with undercover agents who he thought were members of ISIS.READ MORE: 'Sick To My Stomach': Dollar Tree Fanatics Protest New $1.25 Prices
According to court documents, investigators said Rashid, “advocated for the violent overthrow of democracy and the establishment of Islamic law.”
At Rashid’s listed address in North Miami Beach, neighbors said the street of their neighborhood was full of police cars Saturday morning.
“As I was going out of the house I saw people over there. They had two young ladies sitting in the yard,” said Faith Davis. “I said to an officer, ‘Hey, is everything OK? He was like, ‘Everything is fine.’”
No one answered the door at Rashid’s residence.
“That’s crazy. They did not come across like that at all they were always out walking around. They were really nice people,” said Davis.MORE NEWS: Add Over-The-Counter Medicine To List Of Growing Shortages
Rashid appeared in federal court on Monday and was denied bond.